Fireside Shiloh Shepherds
Name of Seller: Sam Knaus
Name of Buyer:____________________________________
Puppy Description: (Male) (Female),
The seller herby sells to the buyer, the above puppy for the amount of
$_______ plus shipping charges (if applicable) less the deposit of
$200. The balance is $____ in accordance with the terms of this
contract. No personal checks please. We accept cash, money
order and cashiers checks made out to Sam Knaus.
To the best of the seller’s knowledge, the puppy is free from
congenital defects. This specifically excludes external and
internal parasites. Should the puppy be diagnosed with crippling
hip dysplasia, or life threatening birth/ genetic defects before the
age of 30 months, the seller agrees to replace the puppy with one of
equal quality from the next available litter. The buyer
may keep the dog, but must present certification by OFA or Penn Hip in
the case of crippling dysplasia. This specifically excludes
dysplasia caused by environmental factors or buyers mishandling.
In the case of life threatening birth or genetic defect, documentation
by a veterinarian must be supplied to the seller. The seller
reserves the right to have a second veterinarian opinion, before a
replacement is made. If any life or health defect results in the
death of this canine, an autopsy must be performed at the buyer’s
expense and given to the seller. The seller does not assume any
additional liability for possible genetic defects in the puppy, and
will under no circumstances be responsible for veterinary bills
resulting from any such conditions.
This puppy has been temperament tested at seven weeks and a copy of the
test will be supplied to you with the delivery of the puppy.
Temperaments are not guaranteed on this puppy, as circumstances will be
out of sellers control when the puppy has left the sellers
property. Therefore, training classes are highly recommended.
This dog will be protective and large and will need to be obedient and
Hip X-rays are very important for our Shiloh breed. We need to
know about our puppies hips to control future breeding. This is
the only way to guarantee and to eliminate any dysplasia in our
breeding. Therefore, by the time the dog is 30 months of age, the
buyer shall furnish the seller with a copy of a OFA or Penn Hip report
on the dog’s hips. The cost of the radiographs shall be borne by
The buyer agrees to take full responsibility for said dogs care and pay
all expenses related to it. The buyer shall maintain the puppy in
good condition, including adherence to regular immunization schedules,
heartworm preventative, good diet, clean and safe environment.
The buyer agrees not to completely house the dog outdoors.
Puppies are not sold on a trial basis. Purchasing a puppy should
not be an impulsive decision and it is your responsibility to
understand that you are making a decision for the lifetime of the
puppy. If the situation arises and you can no longer care for
your puppy/ dog. The buyer shall give the seller the first of
refusal on the dog.
The buyer also agrees to stay in contact with the seller and give
This puppy is being sold as a pet only. The buyer agrees to have
this dog spayed or neutered by 2 years of
_______________ (buyer's initials)
This is a non-transferable agreement and is executed this ______day of
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